'awellupontheway'

by Red River Dialect

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about

"some of the greatest fist-in-the-air fisherman jams since the Waterboys. Awesome stuff." Ben Chasny, Six Organs of Admittance

"(the)songs, eight of them here, take the lilt and roll of British sea chanties and blow them into amplified, feedback-droning, violin squalling anthems. This is, no kidding, one of the best folk-derived, psych-filtered rock albums of 2012, a great hoary rampaging beast of a record that rakes bloody, violent claws through the symmetries of traditional folk." - Dusted Magazine.

“fervid three-guitar + fiddle workouts. You could place them as an Anglo-celt analogue to folk-rock churners like Arbouretum and, especially, PG Six, though there’s something of The Waterboys circa “A Pagan Place” in there, too.” John Mulvey, UNCUT

“Red River Dialect are interesting in that they appear to fuse this traditional strain of inclusive, rabble-rousing folk rock with more adventurous, psychedelic influences that place them right at the genre's cutting edge… (they) are obviously neither bandwagon-jumping dilettantes nor finger-in-the-ear luddites, but experienced musicians and long-term enthusiasts whose fusion of styles is always in service of the song…

Awellupontheway fuses folk-rock's past with its future, carrying forward the energy, urgency and melody that has long served the form well, and merging it with the more experimental, avant-garde approach of some of our most exciting guitar bands… Red River Dialect is a language open to all.” The Quietus

“I came to know Red River Dialect through my travels to Cornwall, and their music has come to signify everything wild and shambolic and heartrendingly, unfairly beautiful that I understand about that coast. Theirs is a focused longing, a confusion of soul, a visionary lamentation.” M.C. Taylor, Hiss Golden Messenger

credits

released 16 July 2012

David Morris - songwriting, acoustic guitar & vocals. Simon Drinkwater - Electric Guitars. Jack Kindred-Boothby - Bass, Cello & additional vocals. Ed Sanders - Violin & Harmonica. Hugh Cowling - Drums & Lap Steel

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